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BENEATH THIS MAN by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Beneath This Man - Jodi Ellen Malpas


After the Ava found out what Jesse had been hiding and the nasty things he said to her, she been in hell. Her heart is breaking and it isn't until John, Drew and Sam appeal for her help that she goes to Jesse. 

Once she sees the state he's in, Ava decides to help him and will leave once he's back on his feet again. But that plan is shortly dashed when Jesse awakens and not only professes his love, but swears he won't ever be that man again is she will only promise to never leave him again. Part obligation and part love, Ava concedes, but only if there are no more lies between them. 

Ava gives as much as she's given in this book. Putting Sarah and the other women who want Jesse in their place. Jesse does everything he can to make her is. To the point of brining her family into the mix and making them like her. 

"You EVER lay a finger on him again, requested or not, and I won't stop until I've snapped every bone in your fucking body. Do you understand me?"

- Ava

At the same time, her brother is back in town and Ava is also in danger. Mysterious things star to happen. She is used to being on her own and doesn't tell Jesse, which isn't a good thing. Jesse is also keeping things from her, which she chooses to ignore, be that good or bad. 

Someone doesn't want them together and wants Ava hurt, maybe even dead. Which kicks Jesse's protective instincts into overdrive. But now Ava has other reasons for staying safe and Jesse will do anything and everything it takes to keep them all safe. Even making her marry him in the one place she despises.

I liked the book, but by the end I was pissed that Jesse was still keeping secrets. And although the protective thing was fun to read, there is no one on this earth I could have ever dealt with someone like him. 

I found Ava doing everything in her power to go against what Jesse was demanding of her hilarious. That's what I would have done. 

The one think I'm still confused about is Ava's exotic looks. She's supposed to be dark skinned with long dark hair, but she's obviously Irish with that last name. Hmmm ;D

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/919156340